Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soapstone - 7 JAN 2010

Today is the 7th of January, which means that for all intents and purposes, I'm halfway through my time here at Soapstone. What have I been up to?
  • writing
  • reading
  • sleeping
  • walking in the woods
  • feeding the fire
  • hauling wood
  • re-organizing the communal kitchen cabinets
  • watching the river
  • backing up to the stove and thinking
  • doing morning writing exercises
  • drinking lots of coffee
What haven't I been doing?
  • talking (much)
  • getting up early (hallelujah!)
  • going to work
  • watching the clock
  • seeing the news
  • putting on make-up
  • feeling late or behind
  • stressing out
I'm glad that this writing residency is two weeks long, because the first week was a lot about just re-centering myself, re-focusing and resting. Writing, but also thinking about my characters and what they're up to and what they want. I don't want to spend *too* much time thinking about my plays (writing is a verb!), but it's nice to have a little time, while walking in the woods, to ponder what it is I'm on about.

One more week.

One more week.

Make it count.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

soapstone continues to look amazing in your pictures...